Definitions for: Know


[v] accept (smeone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"
[v] be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; "She doesn't know this composer"; "Do you know my sister?"; "We know this movie"; "I know him under a different name"; "This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"
[v] be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time"
[v] be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; "I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"
[v] know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
[v] have fixed in the mind; "I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"
[v] have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"
[v] perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
[v] be able to distinguish. recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong"
[v] know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off"
[v] have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic); "Were you ever intimate with this man?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Know, n.
Knee. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Know, v. t. [imp. Knew; p. p. Known; p. pr. & vb. n.
Knowing.] [OE. knowen, knawen, AS. cn["a]wan; akin to OHG.
chn["a]an (in comp.), Icel. kn["a] to be able, Russ, znate to
know, L. gnoscere, noscere, Gr. ?, Skr. jn?; fr. the root of
E. can, v. i., ken. (?). See Ken, Can to be able, and cf.
Acquaint, Cognition, Gnome, Ignore, Noble, Note.]
1. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to
understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's
duty.

O, that a man might know The end of this day's
business ere it come! --Shak.

There is a certainty in the proposition, and we know
it. --Dryden.

Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be
strong. --Longfellow.

2. To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of;
as, to know things from information.

3. To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or
less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to
possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the
rules of an organization.

He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
--2 Cor. v.
21.

Not to know me argues yourselves unknown. --Milton.

4. To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of;
as, to know a person's face or figure.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. --Matt. vil.
16.

And their eyes were opened, and they knew him.
--Luke xxiv.
31.

To know Faithful friend from flattering foe. --Shak.

At nearer view he thought he knew the dead.
--Flatman.

5. To have sexual commerce with.

And Adam knew Eve his wife. --Gen. iv. 1.

Note: Know is often followed by an objective and an
infinitive (with or without to) or a participle, a
dependent sentence, etc.

And I knew that thou hearest me always. --John
xi. 42.

The monk he instantly knew to be the prior. --Sir
W. Scott.

In other hands I have known money do good.
--Dickens.

To know how, to understand the manner, way, or means; to
have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. How
is sometimes omitted. `` If we fear to die, or know not to
be patient.'' --Jer. Taylor.


Know, v. i.
1. To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception;
to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often
with of.

Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
--Is. i. 3.

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the
doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak
of myself. --John vii.
17.

The peasant folklore of Europe still knows of
willows that bleed and weep and speak when hewn.
--Tylor.

2. To be assured; to feel confident.

To know of, to ask, to inquire. [Obs.] `` Know of your
youth, examine well your blood.'' --Shak.

Synonyms: acknowledge, bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, cognise, cognize, do it, eff, experience, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, lie with, live, love, make love, make out, recognise, recognize, screw, sleep with

Antonyms: ignore

See Also: accept, agnise, agnize, anticipate, be on the ball, be with it, call back, call up, copulate, couple, differentiate, distinguish, foreknow, foresee, fornicate, go through, have, know the score, know what's going on, know what's what, live over, mate, pair, previse, realise, realize, recall, recollect, relive, remember, retrieve, secern, secernate, see, separate, severalise, severalize, take, tell, tell apart, think, undergo

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